Mangaluru, Dec 26, 2017: The festival of Christmas was celebrated with pomp and gaiety in DK and Udupi district on Dec 25, Monday. The churches across the districts were beautifully decorated with lamps and sky lanterns. The Christmas cribs at the churches were a major attraction.
The Christmas mass was held in all churches. The members of the Christian community met kith and kin and friends and exchanged greetings with one another. The spirit of the festival continues.
Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Catholic Diocese, concelebrated the grand mass at the Milagres Cathedral in Kallianpur, near here.
See MT report dec 25, for Rosario cathedral mass.
Christmas carols were sung before the mass at the churches. The arrival of Santa Claus added to the celebrations. The members of youth organisations held special cultural programmes in the churches.
Members of the Christian community also prepared various delicacies and invited their neighbours and friends to their houses. Cakes and sweets were distributed to the devotees at many places.